A Ramble about The Hype Machine by a 27th grader.
I’ve been using the Hype Machine since 2007. That’s almost 6 years of use. I use the site daily and nightly (Will I ever stop? I don’t know.) I digress, hitting shuffle on my page is a memory bomb. BOOOM. Locked away in my Hype history is an unintended journal. My Hype List has been there for work time, alone time, party time, shower time, sexy time, sexy alone time(synonymous with sexy time), and every time in between, even poopy times. I’d really love to be able to easily extract my list along with the date each song was loved, then I’d like to put that information on a calendar along with all of the emails I’ve sent and received on those days. I think with that information I could travel back in time. I’d tell myself to layoff the food a bit and be conscious of how my posture and daily habits affect my back. I’d also have sex with myself because why not, right? Am I right?
I preach Hype daily. Anyone I meet interested in music gets a lecture on why they need to have and use it. I’ve gotten 7 people to sign up in the last 9 months, 5 co-workers and 2 of the actors from the game I’m working on. Even better is seeing a friends band on there now. It’s like knowing someone on TV. 21 likes is not earth shattering but it’s just nice to see.
Looking through my list I am amazed at all the music I discovered via hype that I still listen to. It sounds dramatic, maybe not more than crying if the site went down, but I don’t know how I would have been able to hear all this great music otherwise. My life would probably not be too different but it certainly would have sucked more musically.
My first love: Okkervil River and Daniel Johnston - Happy Hearts
My current Obsession w/ 65 plays total: MVSCLES-Where You Are
In closing, please use Hype Machine as it is awesome. Thank you.